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Outcome

At the 24 November 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting Council made two requests:

1. Request the Chief Executive Officer to prepare reports for consideration on:

(a) the recommendation to integrate the Forrestfield Library into a Community Hub within the Forrestfield Activity Centre Precinct.

(b) the recommendation to transition out of the current High Wycombe Library Site and co-locate within the District Structure Plan area in Forrestfield North (High Wycombe South) near the Train Station with a new contemporary library building.

(c) undertaking a redesign of the internals at the Kalamunda Library to improve amenity, improve service provision and program delivery and gain full utilisation of available space, providing the community with a contemporary community hub experience.

2. Request that the City explores opportunities to establish cultural partnerships and joint ventures with other commercial businesses to reduce the cost of running its library services and to improve the customer experience and service offering.




Background

What will our future libraries look like?

The City of Kalamunda is actively engaging with community members to determine the current level of satisfaction with their local library. The evidence gained will inform future directions to meet the needs of users, including library infrastructure and programs offered.

The City is also keen to understand why some residents don’t access library facilities and what they would like to see offered to make them more relevant in the future.

Recently, the library service group has been undergoing restructuring, with a new business model proposed, incorporating a community arts and cultural focus; together with a more fluid business model between the libraries and other services where staff and projects might operate interchangeably across locations.

The City’s libraries are currently located at four key locations in Kalamunda, Forrestfield, Lesmurdie and High Wycombe.

There is an opportunity for new community infrastructure to be created incorporating modern smart technology – a one-stop community hub that offers a diverse range of services and is readily adaptable for a rapidly changing world. This is even more relevant given the current climate with coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and the significant challenges in conducting a physical only library services model.

Residents and library users are encouraged to complete the survey below before Monday 1 June 2020.

For more information please contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999, email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au or visit kalamunda.wa.gov.au

Outcome

At the 24 November 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting Council made two requests:

1. Request the Chief Executive Officer to prepare reports for consideration on:

(a) the recommendation to integrate the Forrestfield Library into a Community Hub within the Forrestfield Activity Centre Precinct.

(b) the recommendation to transition out of the current High Wycombe Library Site and co-locate within the District Structure Plan area in Forrestfield North (High Wycombe South) near the Train Station with a new contemporary library building.

(c) undertaking a redesign of the internals at the Kalamunda Library to improve amenity, improve service provision and program delivery and gain full utilisation of available space, providing the community with a contemporary community hub experience.

2. Request that the City explores opportunities to establish cultural partnerships and joint ventures with other commercial businesses to reduce the cost of running its library services and to improve the customer experience and service offering.




Background

What will our future libraries look like?

The City of Kalamunda is actively engaging with community members to determine the current level of satisfaction with their local library. The evidence gained will inform future directions to meet the needs of users, including library infrastructure and programs offered.

The City is also keen to understand why some residents don’t access library facilities and what they would like to see offered to make them more relevant in the future.

Recently, the library service group has been undergoing restructuring, with a new business model proposed, incorporating a community arts and cultural focus; together with a more fluid business model between the libraries and other services where staff and projects might operate interchangeably across locations.

The City’s libraries are currently located at four key locations in Kalamunda, Forrestfield, Lesmurdie and High Wycombe.

There is an opportunity for new community infrastructure to be created incorporating modern smart technology – a one-stop community hub that offers a diverse range of services and is readily adaptable for a rapidly changing world. This is even more relevant given the current climate with coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and the significant challenges in conducting a physical only library services model.

Residents and library users are encouraged to complete the survey below before Monday 1 June 2020.

For more information please contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999, email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au or visit kalamunda.wa.gov.au